Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 Comments
Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.
Charles RichardsonDec 23, 20164 Comments
It was a crowded field this year.
Charles RichardsonDec 15, 20163 Comments
Yes, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by quite a large margin. But recounts in disputed states are not going to make the difference.
Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20165 Comments
Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.
Charles RichardsonNov 21, 2016
Nicolas Sarkozy was the most Donald Trump-like candidate for France's Republican party, but voters were having none of it.
Charles RichardsonJun 23, 20161 Comment
A fortnight ago, the polls had shifted to mostly showing a narrow majority for "leave". Since then, there appears to have been a movement back.
Charles RichardsonJun 16, 20168 Comments
Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.
Charles RichardsonJun 6, 20162 Comments
Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.
Charles RichardsonMay 27, 20167 Comments
Donald Trump will be the Republican standard-bearer, but that does not mean he will be the next president.
Charles RichardsonApr 26, 201612 Comments
The Tony Abbott loyalists will exploit any issue, economic or otherwise, to turn the centre of the party against him.